Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is a full reboot — right down to the music. Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic theme song has been re-rerecorded by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, and it’s the musical equivalent of a high school science project in which you’re paired with a guy named Pete. Only, Pete is too busy getting his tips frosted and shopping at Hot Topic to put in any real effort, and you two wait until the night before to scotch tape together a poster board posing the question: why do farts stink?
While you’re rummaging through the drawer looking for a new glue stick, Pete says, “You know what looks sick? The new Ghostbusters movie!” and he starts strumming the theme on his Corvette red First Act guitar. Pete’s annoying friend Patrick soon shows up with his laptop in tow. They plug in Pete’s guitar, load up Garage Band, select a pre-recorded drum loop from the electronic section, and Pete “does his thing.” Wait, why is Patrick singing like he’s standing in a pool of sulfuric acid? you ask yourself. “You know what would be good?” Patrick says. “A hip-hop verse!” At this point, you’ve pre-heated the oven to 350 degrees and have two legs inside, ready to end life.
Hit the video above to hear what the CIA will soon be using to torture detainees in Guantanamo. After listening, I’m told Huey Lewis ceased any potential legal action against Parker and instead sent him a fruit basket.
Update: The full official soundtrack tracklisting has been released, and there are no fewer than four songs called “Ghostbsuters” and one called “Ghoster”, which just feels like a typo. At least one of them is actually Parker’s.
Ghostbusters OST Tracklist:
01. WALK THE MOON – “Ghostbusters”
02. G-Eazy X Jeremih – “Saw It Coming”
03. Elle King – “Good Girls”
04. 5 Seconds Of Summer – “Girls Talk Boys”
05 ZAYN – “wHo” *
06. Pentatonix – “Ghostbusters” *
07. Wolf Alice – “Ghoster” *
08. Fall Out Boy (Feat. Missy Elliott) – “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)”
09. Mark Ronson, Passion Pit, & A$AP Ferg – “Get Ghost”
10. DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)”
11. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
12. Muddy Magnolias – “American Woman”
13. Beasts Of Mayhem – “Want Some More”
14. Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
* Does Not Appear In The Film